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Ethereum testnet successfully forks in Shanghai upgrade rehearsal

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  • February 28, 2023
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As Ethereum’s Shanghai overhaul approaches one month from now, the organization’s Sepolia testnet has effectively redesigned, reenacting the planned hard fork.

The Ethereum blockchain’s Sepolia testnet has gone through a fruitful update that mimics the forthcoming Shanghai hard fork expected to occur on mainnet in Spring.

The “Shapella” overhaul, which joins the names of the forthcoming Shanghai and Capella hard forks, was effectively carried out on the testnet on Feb. 28.

Shanghai is the fork’s name on the execution layer client side and Capella is the update name on the agreement layer client side. One of the significant changes empowers validators to pull out their marked Ether (stETH) from the Guide Chain back to the execution layer.

Validators expected to stake 32 Ether ETH down $1,626 to approve on the Ethereum blockchain. They can now pull out remunerations more than 32 ETH and be allowed to continue to approve while the people who wish to completely pull out can take each of the 32 ETH in addition to prizes and stop approving.

The following stage before the Shanghai fork goes live on the mainnet will be to deliver the update on the Ethereum Goerli testnet, as would be considered normal to start in Spring.

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